Wisconsin Employment Lawyers

Kristen E Lonergan
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Wausau, WI Employment Law Attorney with 8 years experience
(715) 842-2291 531 Washington Street
P.O. Box 1184
Wausau, WI 54402-1184
Free ConsultationEmployment, Family, Personal Injury and Workers' Comp
University of Wisconsin - Madison
I am an attorney and partner at Crooks, Low & Connell, a general practice law firm in Wausau, Wisconsin. In addition to my law practice, I am dedicated to serving my profession. I am on the Mock Trial Advisory Committee and I am a Mock Trial Task Force Case Writer for the State Bar of Wisconsin. I am an active member of the Wisconsin Association for Justice, participating in the New Lawyers Section, in the Women's Caucus, and serving on the Board of Directors. I am also dedicated to serving my community. I serve on the Board of...
Tracy Tool
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River Falls, WI Employment Law Attorney with 29 years experience
(800) 607-3030 258 Riverside Drive
River Falls, WI 54022
Free ConsultationEmployment, Personal Injury and Products Liability
University of Minnesota Law School
Tracy received his law degree from the University of Minnesota in 1990, where he served as Articles Editor for the Minnesota Law Review. He received a B.A. from the University of Minnesota in 1987. He is Board Certified by the National Board of Trial Advocacy as a Civil Trial Specialist and focuses on plaintiff's personal injury. Tracy N. Tool is a civil litigator experienced in a wide range of substantive areas of law. He uses the legal process to restore the balance of power and to remind big corporations and insurance companies that injured clients must be...
Attorney Alan C. Olson
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New Berlin, WI Employment Law Lawyer with 29 years experience
(262) 785-9606 2880 S Moorland Rd
New Berlin, WI 53151
Free ConsultationEmployment and Insurance Claims
Marquette University Law School
As a litigator, Alan Olson helps his wrongfully discharged clients recover their lost pay and benefits. He has argued four of his cases to the Wisconsin Supreme Court, resulting in expansion of the covenant of good faith and fair dealing for employees, as well as increased protection for employees in retaliatory discharge cases. Undaunted by huge insurance companies, Alan repeatedly sues them in federal courts across the United States in order to recover long-term disability benefits for his disabled clients. Alan also sues big corporations when they defraud the government and retaliate against the employee who blew the whistle. As...
Matthew Biegert
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New Richmond, WI Employment Law Attorney with 30 years experience
(715) 246-2211 103 N Knowles Ave
New Richmond, WI 54017
Employment, Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury and Products Liability
Matthew Biegert graduated from the University of Wisconsin Law School in Madison. After graduation, he clerked for the Hon. Thomas Cane before joining his current firm of Doar, Drill & Skow. He became a partner in 1996 and has spent his career actively fighting for the rights of his clients.
Charles D. Koehler
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Appleton, WI Employment Law Attorney with 41 years experience
800 N. Lynndale Drive
Appleton, WI 54914
Employment, Business, Municipal and Real Estate
University of Wisconsin Law School
Attorney Chuck Koehler has been a shareholder with the Herrling Clark Law Firm for over 25 years. His practice is concentrated in areas of business and personal financial matters, business transactions and real estate, municipal law, and related disputes, and litigation in these areas of law. Specific subjects in these areas of practice include real estate, employment, creditors' rights, municipal matters, banking, partnerships, limited liability companies, corporate law, purchase and sale of businesses, bankruptcy, and estate and business transition planning and strategies.
Randy Enochs
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Milwaukee, WI Employment Law Attorney with 11 years experience
(414) 748-4878 310 E. Buffalo St.
Suite 119
Milwaukee, WI 53202
Free ConsultationEmployment, Criminal, DUI and Divorce
University of Wisconsin Law School
Attorney/Owner, Enochs Law Firm. Enochs Law Firm is a firm devoted to client attention, detail and results. Enochs Law Firm is not an ordinary general practice law firm in that a conscious effort is made to focus on a select few areas of the law so that the utmost competence is developed. Specifically, Enochs Law Firm focuses on labor & employment law, landlord/tenant law, and general civil litigation matters.
Andy J. Rossmeissl
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Appleton, WI Employment Law Attorney with 14 years experience
800 N. Lynndale Drive
Appleton, WI 54914
Employment, Business, Estate Planning and Real Estate
Marquette University Law School
Andrew Rossmeissl joined the Herrling Clark Law Firm in July, 2005. His practice includes varied areas, with a concentration in the areas of business, real estate, banking, municipal, litigation and transactions. Originally from Appleton, Wisconsin, Andrew graduated from Appleton East High School in 1996. He then attended the University of Wisconsin-Madison, majoring in economics. As a junior, he attended the London School of Economics on the prestigious Hansard Scholarship. After a brief stint at a Fortune 500 company in Dallas, Texas, he returned to Wisconsin to begin his legal education at Marquette University Law School, where he earned his...
Summer Murshid
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Milwaukee, WI Employment Law Lawyer
(800) 236-3348 222 East Erie Street, Suite 210
P.O. Box 442
Milwaukee, WI 53201
Employment
Georgetown University Law Center
I practice in the areas of union side labor, employment discrimination, unemployment compensation and wage and hour. My practice includes litigation before state and federal courts and administrative bodies, arbitration and mediation.
Lynn Novotnak
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Milwaukee, WI Employment Law Attorney
(414) 271-8650 222 East Erie Street, Suite 210
P.O. Box 442
Milwaukee, WI 53201-0442
Employment
American University Washington College of Law
I have been in practice since 1981, representing individuals in civil and personal rights issues. I began my practice with eleven years in legal services programs in Wisconsin and New Jersey, and since 1992 have been in private practice, with a focus on plaintiffs' employment law (i.e. employee representation). I have also litigated special education cases on behalf of disabled children and their parents.
James Phelan
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Neenah, WI Employment Law Attorney with 11 years experience
(920) 725-2601 219 E. Wisconsin Ave
Neenah, WI 54956
Free ConsultationEmployment, Business, Elder and Real Estate
Baylor Law School
Jim grew up in Little Chute and received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay. He graduated with honors from Baylor University Law School where he was an Executive Editor of the Baylor Law Review. After graduating law school, Jim took a position in Superior, Wisconsin where he practiced for 3 years before relocating back to the Fox Cities in 2010 to join a general practice law firm. At his previous firm, Jim represented local and regional businesses and financial institutions in employment matters and civil litigation. Jim joined Remley & Sensenbrenner in August...
William F Sulton Esq.
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Waukesha, WI Employment Law Attorney with 10 years experience
(414) 778-0700 3228 Turnberry Oak Dr
Waukesha, WI 53188
Employment, Business and Civil Rights
University of Wisconsin Law School
Thomas Paul Krukowski
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Milwaukee, WI Employment Law Lawyer with 49 years experience
(414) 727-6283 731 N. Jackson St., Suite 900
Milwaukee, WI 53202
Employment
Marquette University Law School
Thomas Krukowski is a shareholder in the Milwaukee office of Mallery & Zimmerman, S.C. He has been practicing employment and labor law since 1970. He concentrates his practice on the legal and regulatory issues of concern to employers, including interpreting and applying existing laws to specific workplace issues, understanding and becoming compliant with new laws, and determining how the elements of pending litigation would impact employers. He speaks frequently to employers and associations on these issues. Tom is also the author of Employment Law Manual for Wisconsin Employers and FMLA Manual for Wisconsin Employers. Tom's...
Timothy Hawks
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Milwaukee, WI Employment Law Lawyer
(414) 271-8650 222 East Erie Street, Suite 210
P.O. Box 442
Milwaukee, WI 53201-0442
Employment
University of Iowa
My practice concentrates in the representation of unions and employees in all areas of employment and labor law.
Mr. Jamy Richard Johansen
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Superior, WI Employment Law Lawyer with 16 years experience
(715) 394-3939 1409 Hammond Ave, Ste 300
Superior, WI 54880
Free ConsultationEmployment, Criminal, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Johansen Law Office, S.C. represents clients in the Ashland, Superior, Hayward, Spooner, Siren, and surrounding counties. The law firm concentrates primarily on Criminal Defense and Divorce/Family Law. Attorney Jamy R. Johansen is a member of the Wisconsin Bar Association's Criminal Law Section and Family Law Section. He has served as Vice President and President of the Douglas County Bar Association. He has been recognized for excellence in Criminal Defense as published in Milwaukee Magazine's Super Lawyers-Rising Stars Edition (December 2010).
Raymond Dall'Osto
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Milwaukee, WI Employment Law Lawyer with 41 years experience
(414) 271-1440 330 East Kilbourn Avenue
Suite 1170
Milwaukee, WI 53202
Employment, Criminal, DUI and White Collar Crime
Marquette University Law School
Ray Dall'Osto is fondly known as the firm’s “true believer.” He is a tough litigator who has dedicated his career defending and protecting the constitutional and legal rights of his clients. “It is my goal to help people cope with and overcome adversity, while preserving their rights. If you don’t stand up for your rights, you have none.” Ray notes that if he was in the client’s shoes, he “would want a lawyer representing me who cares and treats me the same way as if I was a close family member of the lawyer. That...
David Zoeller
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Madison, WI Employment Law Attorney
(800) 610-0040 222 W. Washington Ave., Suite 450
P.O. Box 2155
Madison, WI 53701
Free ConsultationEmployment
University of Wisconsin Law School
David Zoeller joined the law firm of Hawks Quindel in June 2009 as an associate attorney after practicing as an employment and class action litigation attorney in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Mr. Zoeller has represented employees in multiple nationwide class and collective actions, and focuses his practice on wage and hour litigation under the Fair Labor Standards Act. Mr. Zoeller also represents clients in employee benefits disputes (ERISA), labor litigation, social securiy disability appeals, and employment discrimination litigation.
Janet L. Heins
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Mequon, WI Employment Law Attorney with 27 years experience
(866) 241-8444 1001 W Glen Oaks Ln
Suite 101
Mequon, WI 53092
Free ConsultationEmployment
University of Wisconsin Law School
Nicholas M. McLeod
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New Berlin, WI Employment Law Attorney with 10 years experience
(262) 785-9606 2880 South Moorland Road
New Berlin, WI 53151
Free ConsultationEmployment and Appeals
Marquette University Law School
I devote my practice to representing employees in benefit disputes, contract claims, unemployment insurance appeals, discrimination, harassment, and retaliation suits, and other employment cases. I listen to my clients and carefully develop goal-oriented plans starting with the first consultation. Communication is essential, and I counsel clients on all options throughout the litigation process. I have successfully litigated appeals to the Wisconsin Court of Appeals, Wisconsin Supreme Court, and the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals. I draw from my decade of experience in state, federal, and administrative venues, as well as my knowledge of the Family and Medical Leave Act, Title...
Deborah Krukowski
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Milwaukee, WI Employment Law Attorney
(414) 271-2424 731 North Jackson Street, Suite 900
Milwaukee, WI 53202
Employment
Marquette University Law School
Deborah A. Krukowski joined Mallery & Zimmerman, S.C. as a Shareholder in May of 2016. She was previously with Krukowski & Associates, S.C. She emphasizes her practice in the areas of litigation and investigations before the ERD and the EEOC and matters under Title VII, the ADA, the ADEA, the FMLA, sexual harassment and general employment discrimination law. She successfully argued a Motion for Summary Judgment to the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals on the issue of race discrimination and retaliation for a large financial institution. She also has successfully argued and won cases in the areas of contract...
Walter Kelly
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Milwaukee, WI Employment Law Attorney
(414) 271-6989 222 East Erie St.
Suite 210
Milwaukee, WI 53202
Employment
I've practiced employment and civil rights law for over 30 years in Milwaukee and have been rated in Best Lawyers and Super Lawyers since their inception through to the present. I am the labor and employee law advisor for the Wisconsin State Bar's best-selling three-volume treatise WISCONSIN EMPLOYMENT LAW.
Mary Kennelly
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Monona, WI Employment Law Attorney with 32 years experience
(608) 258-9588 124 West Broadway
Monona, WI 53716
Employment
University of Wisconsin - Madison
Mary Kennelly represents employees in state and federal court and before the EEOC and state fair employment agencies in cases involving age, race and sex discrimination, sexual harassment, whistleblower retaliation and violations of wage and hour laws, family medical leave laws and the Americans with Disabilities Act. She has consistently obtained favorable jury verdicts, court rulings and private settlement for her clients. She was named "Lawyer of the Year" by Best Lawyers for Employment Law--Individuals, Madison 2017 and she has been consistently recognized in Best Lawyers and Super Lawyers for her work in labor and employment law. In 2013 she...
Samuel Bomier
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Neenah, WI Employment Law Lawyer
(920) 486-1525 333 N. Commercial St.
Suite 350
Neenah, WI 54956
Employment, Civil Rights, Personal Injury and Workers' Comp
Erin M. Strohbehn
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Milwaukee, WI Employment Law Attorney with 13 years experience
(414) 271-1440 330 East Kilbourn Avenue
Two Plaza East, Suite 1170
Milwaukee, WI 53202
Employment, Insurance Claims, Personal Injury and Probate
Marquette University Law School
Known for her compassion for her clients and a willingness to go the extra mile to ensure that their concerns are addressed, Erin joined GRGB as a law clerk after graduating cum laude from Marquette University with a degree in print journalism. She accepted a position as an associate attorney after receiving her law degree from Marquette University Law School in May 2006. Erin is recognized throughout the legal community as one of the State of Wisconsin’s up-and-coming attorneys. As a result of her efforts, she has received the prestigious Super Lawyers Rising Star award beginning in 2009 through...
Micabil Diaz Martinez
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Middleton, WI Employment Law Lawyer with 29 years experience
(608) 836-1444 2413 Parmenter Street
Middleton, WI 53562
Free ConsultationEmployment, Bankruptcy, Criminal and DUI
Marquette University Law School
Attorney Micabil Diaz has been practicing law over 26 years. His legal career can succinctly be summarized as one of service; both at the governmental and the not-for profit arena. His career includes significant litigation experience in both state and federal venues, including the military pursuant to the Uniformed Code of Military Justice. Upon his honorable discharge from military service, Attorney Diaz returned to Wisconsin where he appeared as the attorney of record in over 200 cases in courts throughout the state, representing individuals and institutions in a myriad of legal areas. As to...
Carolyn E Garski
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Milwaukee, WI Employment Law Attorney with 1 year experience
(414) 727-6284 731 North Jackson Street
Suite 900
Milwaukee, WI 53202
Employment, Business and Real Estate
Marquette University Law School
Mark Joel Goldstein
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Milwaukee, WI Employment Law Lawyer
(414) 446-8800 8989 North Port Washington Road
#207
Milwaukee, WI 53217
Employment, Business and Workers' Comp
General counsel and labor and employment lawyer to small and mid-sized businesses.
Franklyn M. Gimbel
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Milwaukee, WI Employment Law Attorney with 59 years experience
(414) 271-1440 330 East Kilbourn Avenue
Two Plaza East, Suite 1170
Milwaukee, WI 53202
Employment and Criminal
Marquette University Law School
Franklyn M. Gimbel founded GRGB after serving as an Assistant United States Attorney from 1963 through 1968. His experience as a federal prosecutor has proven invaluable in developing a successful private criminal defense law practice Over the years, Frank has expanded his practice into civil litigation, including complex business, employment, communications and First Amendment cases. He has represented small businesses and large corporations, as well as individuals ranging from working men and women, to judges, CEOs and other professionals. No person's problem is too insignificant or too complicated. Helping people is Frank’s passion and the cornerstone of his...
Steven McGaver
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Milwaukee, WI Employment Law Lawyer with 11 years experience
(414) 271-1440 330 East Kilbourn Avenue
Suite 1170
Milwaukee, WI 53202
Employment, Criminal, DUI and Municipal
Marquette University Law School
Steve McGaver has been with GRGB for more than a decade, starting out as a messenger and taking on almost every role in the firm. A 2006 graduate of Marquette University Law School (cum laude), he now serves as associate attorney. As the son of a retired Milwaukee Police Officer he brings to the firm a level-headed and practical approach to problem solving that serves his clients well. His practice areas include a diverse mix of litigation cases including civil, criminal, employment law and white collar defense. His passion for practicing law is born out of...
Richard T. Elrod
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Appleton, WI Employment Law Lawyer with 25 years experience
800 N. Lynndale Drive
Appleton, WI 54914
Employment, Municipal and Personal Injury
Marquette University Law School
Richard focuses his practice on personal injury cases, as well as representing individuals who have been injured at work. In addition to his personal injury practice, Richard also handles labor law disputes. Richard represents the Independent Employees Union at Hillshire Farm Company, Inc., the Banta Book Group Maintenance Department, and Local Union 78T: Voith Fabrics. Richard’s working knowledge and understanding of municipal laws and codes along with his trial experience and comfort in the courtroom serve Richard well in his role as the lead prosecutor and Town Attorney for a prominent local municipality. Richard has handled complex litigation matters...
Nathan D Eisenberg
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Milwaukee, WI Employment Law Attorney with 18 years experience
(414) 271-4500 1555 N Rivercenter Dr
Milwaukee, WI 53212
Employment
University of Wisconsin Law School
Nathan is a labor and employment attorney representing labor unions, individuals and benefit funds before courts, administrative agencies, and in labor arbitrations. He has handled matters under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), Title VII of the Civil Rights Act (Title VII), Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), National Labor Relations Act (NLRA), Labor Management Relations Act (LMRA), Labor Management Reporting and Disclosure Act (LMRDA), some areas of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA), and Wisconsin labor and employment statutes.
Terry James Gerbers
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Green Bay, WI Employment Law Lawyer
(920) 499-5700 480 Pilgrim Way
Suite 1200
Green Bay, WI 54304
Employment, Arbitration & Mediation, Business and Construction
Marquette University Law School
Tyler J. Claringbole
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Appleton, WI Employment Law Lawyer with 4 years experience
(920) 739-7366 800 N. Lynndale Drive
Appleton, WI 54914
Employment, Business, Municipal and Real Estate
University of Wisconsin Law School
Tyler Claringbole joined Herrling Clark Law Firm in 2015 after clerking with the firm for over a year. Tyler has a general practice with an emphasis on business law and related issues, including all of the following: business litigation and transactions, contracts, employment law, real estate, municipal law, bankruptcy, and estate planning.
Nicholas Fairweather
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Madison, WI Employment Law Attorney with 18 years experience
(608) 257-0040 222 W Washington Ave., Ste. 450
P.O. Box 2155
Madison, WI 53701-2155
Employment, Bankruptcy, Civil Rights and Collections
Case Western Reserve University School of Law
Kathryn Harrell McKnight
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Madison, WI Employment Law Lawyer with 12 years experience
(608) 282-6200 10 East Doty Street, Suite 400
Madison, WI 53703
Free ConsultationEmployment, Appeals, Insurance Claims and Medical Malpractice
I am a litigation attorney who represents individuals and businesses in a wide variety of matters, including personal injury, medical malpractice, employment law, construction law, legal malpractice, and worker's compensation. I am also the Municipal Prosecutor for the Village of Waunakee.
Carol Skinner
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Hudson, WI Employment Law Attorney with 34 years experience
(715) 386-5800 212 Commercial St
Hudson, WI 54016
Employment and IP
Indiana University - Indiana University-Bloomington
Patrick Knight
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Milwaukee, WI Employment Law Lawyer with 40 years experience
(414) 271-1440 330 East Kilbourn Avenue
Suite 1170
Milwaukee, WI 53202
Employment, Health Care and White Collar Crime
Marquette University Law School
Pat's experience with federal, state and local regulating and investigating agencies gives him the ability to guide clients through the multiple areas of risk that affect today’s business and professional climate. This allows his clients the time to focus on maintaining business and professional concerns, while he controls any civil, criminal or regulatory risks that may affect their organization. His approachable manner allows him to create a comfortable client attorney relationship. More importantly, his experience and rapport with Federal and State agencies and prosecutors provides clients the necessary access to problem solutions.
Marcella Spoto
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Milwaukee, WI Employment Law Attorney with 17 years experience
(414) 418-0638 PO Box 11417
Milwaukee, WI 53211
Employment, Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury and Products Liability
Has litigated hundreds of case in a variety of civil areas across Wisconsin and nationally.
Jason Canfield
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Milwaukee, WI Employment Law Lawyer with 8 years experience
(414) 935-2810 6944 N Port Washington Rd.
Suite 206
Milwaukee, WI 53217
Free ConsultationEmployment, Criminal, DUI and Domestic Violence
University of Wisconsin Law School
At Canfield & Lutz, LLC, we have built a culture of excellence, experience, teamwork, and commitment to our clients. Jason Canfield concentrates his practice on the defense of criminal cases and victim representation in employment discrimination. Prior to opening the firm, Jason interned for the Milwaukee County District Attorney’s office. This afforded Jason invaluable experience and a solid framework for strong advocacy for his clients.
Gregory Jerabek
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Wisconsin Rapids, WI Employment Law Attorney
(715) 423-8200 170 3rd St N
Wisconsin Rapids, WI 54494
Employment, Bankruptcy, Business and Collections
I often tell clients that usually when you think you need a lawyer, it is probably too late. In many situations, consulting an attorney as soon as possible may save you time, money, and difficulty on the back end. In my practice, I routinely help clients avoid problems down the road. However, some problems may be unavoidable and people find themselves in situations where they need the immediate help of an attorney. For example, I primarily work as a criminal defense attorney. Just because you have been accused of a crime does not mean you are guilty; nor...
Charles Bryan Palmer
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Waukesha, WI Employment Law Lawyer with 29 years experience
(262) 956-6518 N19 W24133 Riverwood Drive
Waukesha, WI 53188
Employment, Appeals, Construction and Workers' Comp
Marquette University Law School and University of Wisconsin Law School
Chuck Palmer is the Managing Partner of Michael, Best & Friedrich's Waukesha, Wisconsin office. His primary practice areas are Labor and Employment Law, OSHA defense, fire, explosion and safety related litigation, and construction law. He is co-chair of the firms construction practice group. He is the author of Wisconsin Workers Compensation Law, a Handbook for Employers. He is on the Board of Directors for the following organizations: Wisconsin Underground Contractors Assn., Wisconsin Council of Safety, Make A Wish Foundation. An example of one of his published opinions can be found at: http://www.wicourts.gov/sc/opinion/DisplayDocument.html?content=html&seqNo=33223
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Employment law governs the relationship between workers and their employers. This law, contained in federal and state statutes, administrative regulations, and judicial decisions, specifies the rights and restrictions applicable to each party in the workplace.

This area of law regulates such issues as employee benefits, discipline, hiring, firing, leave, payroll, and health and safety in the workplace. It also encompasses non-compete agreements, retaliation, severance, unemployment compensation, pensions, whistle-blowing, worker classification, wage garnishment, work authorization for non-U.S. citizens, worker's compensation, and employee handbooks.

Both federal and state laws govern the relationship between employees and employers. Federal laws such as Title VII, the Americans with Disabilities Act, and Age Discrimination in Employment Act prohibit employers from discriminating against employees based on certain characteristics. Many states have enacted their own laws similar to federal ones (and sometimes are more stringent). Cities and counties also can enact ordinances that affect employee rights, such as local minimum wage laws.

Employment lawyers can choose to accept only employees as clients, only employers, or both. Some attorneys focus on a specific area of employment law, such as workers' compensation, whistleblowing or discrimination, but many can handle a wide range of employment law issues.


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Exempt employee: An employee who is not entitled to the minimum wage or overtime pay protections of the Fair Labor Standards Act.